Egis to oversee rebuilding of historic Kuwait souq

Plans to reconstruct and revitalise Souq Al Mubarakiya are now under way, with project funding from Kuwait Finance House

Egis has been awarded a contract for the landmark Souq Al Mubarakiya Development and Reconstruction Project in Kuwait. Building on the successful pre-design and design management phases of the project, Egis will now serve as the overall construction management consultant, the firm stated.

A significant landmark in Kuwait, Souq Al-Mubarakiya played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s political, commercial, and social history. Now, this project aims to revitalise and preserve the historic market’s unique 120-year-old heritage, with the development led and financed by Kuwait Finance House (KFH). The main contractor is Alghanim International (AGI), working alongside Gulf Consult (GC) as the design consultant.

Egis will oversee the reconstruction of 17 buildings, along with a complete upgrade of the infrastructure network to meet current standards and comply with the latest regulations.

Following a fire that partially damaged portions of the landmark, the design ensures the reconstruction adheres to modern specifications while meticulously preserving the historical significance of this treasured site.

Khaled El Mir, the Country Managing Director at Egis Kuwait explained, “Egis brings a long history of technical expertise and project management experience to the Souq Al-Mubarakiya Development project. We are committed to collaborating closely with all stakeholders to deliver this significant project to the highest standards, ensuring the revitalised Souq becomes a cherished landmark for generations to come.”

Kuwait Finance House Chairman, Hamad Abdulmohsen Al Marzouq remarked, “We are delighted to celebrate the launch of the reconstruction project for the area damaged in the Al Mubarakiya fire. This follows the successful completion and approval of the design phase by the relevant advisory team dedicated to addressing the effects of the incident.”

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